The University of Michigan Library is seeking a librarian with a passion for
multicultural diversity issues as well as experience working in an academic
library setting in a specific subject specialty.  This critical appointment
will reside jointly in a library unit pertinent to the candidate's area of
expertise and in the Library Administration (for the Diversity Specialist
portion).  The individual will jointly report to a unit or division head for
the subject portion, and to the Dean of Libraries for the cultural diversity
responsibilities. The subject specialist component may include collection
development, instruction, campus liaison, reference, digital asset
management, and/or other responsibilities according to the joint needs and
interests of the candidate and the University Library. The Cultural
Diversity Specialist responsibilities include a wide range of projects and
activities supporting the Library's diversity initiatives. As a participant
in the Library's staff planning, review, and decision-making processes, the
Librarian and Cultural Diversity Officer will assist with the coordination,
development and promotion of initiatives and programs that insure a
professional, inclusive and pluralistic work environment.  The incumbent
will also be responsible for assisting with the librarian and professional
recruitment program and coordinating minority outreach initiatives.

Further information may be found at

With a broad research collection of nearly 8 million volumes, the University
of Michigan Library is well known for leadership in library services,
including the recently launched Michigan Digitization Program (
), creating an unparalleled opportunity for the creation of new services to
support the teaching, learning, and research mission of the University.  The
University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and
one of the world's premier research universities, has prominent faculty,
rigorous academic programs, and a diverse cultural and social environment.
 The university is situated in the heart of Ann Arbor, a unique urban area
with a small-town atmosphere and a vibrant, cultural and intellectual


Provide leadership, guidance, and assistance with the development,
facilitation, implementation, and evaluation of Library diversity
initiatives. The subject specialist responsibilities may include collection
development, instruction, campus liaison, reference, digital asset
management, and other responsibilities according to the joint needs and
interests of the candidate and the University Library.

   * Determine goals, objectives and strategies in establishing and
implementing system-wide diversity initiatives in the areas of human
resources, user services, and collection management.
   * Develop effective mechanisms for evaluating Library diversity
   * Conduct research on diversity related topics including planning,
design, and coordination of various studies and special projects.
Write reports and communiqués; compile and analyze statistical data.
   * Facilitate communication and perform liaison functions between Library
administration and various Library unit activities related to cultural
   * Represent the Library at appropriate meetings and professional
activities and work with various University officers and constituents in the
area of cultural diversity.
   * Establish outreach mechanisms for diversifying applicant pools for all
Library positions.
   * Lead the University Library's outreach initiatives and assist LHR staff
responsible for coordinating Librarian recruitment activities.


Required:  a relevant advanced degree (ALA accredited preferred), or an
equivalent combination of an advanced degree and experience in the area of
librarianship and cultural diversity; prior experience working in an
academic environment; knowledge of, participation in, and experience with
national groups promoting cultural awareness; knowledge of trends and issues
related to organizational culture and cultural diversity; substantial
experience in working effectively with a large diverse staff; ability to
provide leadership and manage programs and initiatives; outstanding
communication skills; and ability to work independently within a variety of

Benefits, Rank, and Salary:

Final rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications. As a
professional appointment within the University of Michigan, University
Library, this position offers full benefits and opportunities for
professional development and travel, and, depending upon hiring rank, will
participate fully in faculty governance.

Retirement Options:  TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments

Application Process:

Send application (cover letter & resume) as email attachments to
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404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI
 48109-1205. Questions may be directed to 734 764-2546 or to
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Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action

Aimee Babcock-Ellis
Graduate Assistant
Nonprint Media Services Library
University of Maryland College Park
301-405-9236  fax 301-314-9419
(cell) 518-225-7127
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